Greater Decatur Chorale Auditions

Do you love to sing? Would you like to share your talent with the community? Come audition for the Greater Decatur Chorale! Celebrating 35 years, the GDC director Ted Hesse and accompanist Anita Gifford invite you to join the fun! 70+ members rehearse on Monday evenings in preparation for fall and spring programs including a winter performance (Jan. 10, 11, & 12), Cookin’ with the Chorale (May 25 & 26), and other performances and caroling events. All are welcome!

Auditions: August 26 6:30 – 7 p.m. (Fall Semester)

Rehearsals: Mondays, 7 – 9 p.m. beginning August 26

Fee: $40/semester (costimes/tux rental not included)

Note: To audition, please prepare a song of your choice. Tape or CD may be used as accompaniment. You may be asked to sight read or perform tonal memory singing.

Download Registration HERE!

Pack Your Backpack Day!

August 11 / Noon – 8 p.m.

Bring your friends and family to a special Pack Your Backpack Day at Overlook Adventure Park! Students receive a free round with a paid adult (mini golf or ropes course). School supplies, door prizes, and a drawing for a fully-packed backpack.

School supplies include:
Pens, pencils, notebooks, erasers, crayons, folders, colored pencils, rulers & glue sticks.

For details, call 429-7750

Fairview Pool Dog Swim

Cool off after the Fido Scurry!

Limit of 2 dogs per person. All dogs must arrive and leave on a leash. Proof of 2019 registration and rabies shots are required.
For questions please call 429-3472

Register at Fairview Family Aquatics Center, Decatur Indoor Sports Center, or Decatur Park District. For questions please call 429-3472

Two time slots available
11 a.m. – noon OR 12:15 – 1:15 p.m

Litter Critter Installation Event!

A new Litter Critter sculpture featuring the Illinois State animal, the white-tailed deer, will be installed at Overlook Adventure Park on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. to serve as an innovative community engagement opportunity focusing on litter prevention.

Teaming up with the Decatur Park District, Decatur Parks Foundation and Limitless Decatur, The Beautify Decatur Coalition has combined litter prevention and public art by bringing a unique sculpture to a community public space and highlighting the effects litter has on its environment.

Volunteers are encouraged to help pick up litter to be placed inside the Litter Critter sculpture on display. The sculpture is fabricated of metal mesh and is hollow to allow internal space for trash placement as a visual representation of creature versus litter.

Volunteers and community partners can be involved by coming to Overlook Adventure Park on Saturday, May 18th at 10 a.m. to:

  • Participate in a cleanup at Nelson Park
  • Fill the sculpture with litter
  • Celebrate our efforts at the sculpture installation

The Litter Prevention Sculptures were designed and fabricated by Environmental Sculptures.

Don’t miss this important event to help improve our environment and better our community.

DISC Flash Sale – 30% off Full Facility Memberships!

Don’t miss out on the DISC membership Flash Sale! Starting Monday April 15th and running until 11:59pm on April 19th our full facility memberships for Adult, Family, Senior, and Senior Couples passes will be 30% off. Sign up for this amazing deal online and use the coupon code: Flash Sale.

This sale is for full pay memberships only, for any questions contact Melissa Rinchiuso at 429-3472 or at mrinchiuso@decparks.com

Click HERE to purchase!  /Coupon code: Flash Sale

Spring Litter Hoopsters – Register by March 25!

Spring Little Hoopsters!

Directed by Mark Scherer and the Millikin University Men’s Basketball Team, Little Hoopsters teaches teamwork, dribbling, passing, and shooting in a non-competitive, fun environment.

Date: Wednesdays March 27 – April 17
Time: 5 – 6 p.m.
Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood
Age: 3 – 12 year olds
Fee: $57 ($48 Resident discount / $45 DISC Members)

Click HERE to register online!